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book cover image How English Became English

Today, the English language is spoken by more than a billion people around the globe. But where did it come from ... and where might it be headed?

Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of English, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as it finds new speakers and new uses.

For more on the English language.
For The Guardian review.